Innovations in Education Fund 2009-2010
The Innovations in Education Fund (IEF), administered by the Office
of the Provost, provides support for New School faculty in their work
as innovators in the areas of curriculum and pedagogy. Grants are
awarded to faculty on a competitive basis with awardees selected by a
committee of faculty from a range of fields and areas of expertise.
Applications are welcomed for projects in the areas of undergraduate,
graduate, learning online, and informal or extracurricular education.
2009-2010, the IEF will support projects that develop or implement
curricular or pedagogical innovation. Funds may be used to support
collaboration with colleagues and/or students within the New School or
outside; research; travel; educational media design and production;
pilot projects for new curricular and pedagogical approaches; and
unique forms of support required by specific innovations.
faculty are encouraged to apply for any project that fit the criteria
above, priority will be given to projects that include one or more of
the following features:
that connect with curricular and pedagogical innovations identified as
priorities by the Office of the Provost, which include
transdisciplinary teaching and learning, innovative approaches to
learning online and/or learning with media, global pedagogies, emergent
approaches to undergraduate liberal arts curriculum and pedagogy,
emergent “ways of knowing” and the new “forms of knowledge” they are
that connect with topical areas identified as university-wide
commitments, which include Media, Environmental Studies, International
Studies, Urban Studies, Food and Culinary Studies, and the intersection
of Design fields with the Social Sciences.
- Collaborative projects that include at least two New School faculty members from different schools and programs.
that are seeking external funding, or have the potential to receive
external funding, for which IEF funds can constitute seed money and/or
a partial or full “matching” grant.
can begin as soon as awards are made. They must be completed no later
than June 30, 2010. For proposals in excess of $10,000, please contact
Elizabeth Ellsworth, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up an informal conversation about your project before submitting
your proposal. The review of applications and selection of awardees
will be made by a university-wide faculty selection committee.
Recipients will be asked to make a presentation of the results of their
project to the university community upon completion.
Full-time faculty, and part-time faculty who are at least
post-probationary (those who have, through the Spring 2009 semester,
completed at least five semesters of teaching since the implementation
of the ACT-UAW contract), are eligible to apply.
Click here for the Application Form. An initial review of applications will establish a group of finalists
who may be asked for more detailed information on their projects. For
applications submitted by teams of faculty, one person must be
identified as the principal contact person.